The Stejneger's Beaked Whale
Sierra Handbook of Whales and Dolphins
The Stejneger's Beaked Whale, Saber-toothed Beaked Whale, Bering Sea Beaked Whale, North Pacific Beaked Whale, or Mesoplpdon stejnegeri is known to be 1 to 1.5 tons. New borns are 5 feet long and adults are 16 1/2 to 17 1/2 feet long. They can be found in groups numbering up to 15. They have a diet of small fish and squid or octopus. They are rarely seen alive, perhaps because it has escaped notice in areas of research work. Though females and juveniles have no erupted teeth, the mature male has two massive, laterally compressed teeth set about 8 inches from the tip of the lower jaw and a strangely arched mouth line. They are easily confused with the Hubbs' Beaked Whale. Most records of reports seeing these shy creatures has been from the Alaskan off shore waters to the Sea of Japan. They prefer the deep waters over the continental shelf. They are mostly threatened by getting intangled in fishing nets while trying to catch small fish.
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